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Content database count is zero after Content Database Attac

  Asked By: Hannah    Date: Jan 30    Category: MOSS    Views: 4421

I am working on building a test environment in preparation of our
migration to SharePoint 2010. Our current production environment is MOSS
2007 using 32 bit server (medium web farm). Our test environment is 64
bit small farm with W2K8 R2 with SQL 2008. I have already downloaded the
correct version of MOSS for 64 bit using Win2K8.

I have successfully installed MOSS 2007 but when I try to attach the
databases using stsadm -o addcontentdb it completed successfully for
both content databases but when I look at the content databases in
central administration the number of sites is zero both content
databases and it should be well over 500.

I have tried stopping the sptimerv3 job and deleting the xml files and
changing the cache.ini file to 1 as reported in a forum but nothing
seems to work.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Jan 30

1) What patch level is your test  farm at? It needs to be at the
same build or later than the farm the databases are from. For a new
farm, I'd put it at February or April 2010's CU.

2) Do other copies of those databases exist in that farm already?
You can only have one copy of a database  attached at the same time.

3) Did you detach the database that was created when the web app
was created BEFORE you attached your test databases? Potentially there
can be site collection name collisions (especially for "/" ) and that
can upset SharePoint.

4) Have you checked in the ULS logs for any clues about what the
problem could be?